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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 04:31 PM
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Total Curfew Declared in Baghdad
more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5393984.stm

Total curfew declared in Baghdad

The curfew affects all vehicles and people on foot
The Iraqi government has declared an immediate curfew in the capital, Baghdad, to run until Sunday morning.
The move affects both vehicles and pedestrians, a spokesman for the Iraqi prime minister said.

The spokesman did not reveal why a curfew was being put in place, but sectarian violence and blasts have been increasing in recent days.

The brother-in-law of the new chief judge in Saddam Hussein's trial was shot dead in Baghdad late on Thursday.

The curfew order was announced on state broadcaster Iraqiya.

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OrangeCountyDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 04:32 PM
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1. But Other Than That, Things Are Going Swell....
The Damned media keeps reporting this stuff that JUST AIN'T TRUE!!

Why do they hate Amerika so much?
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-30-06 12:54 AM
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29. has to be a coup is going to happen. they've talked about it for
months. watch for a coup.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 04:33 PM
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2. See how the Iraqis are enjoying their democracy!
:eyes:
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 04:39 PM
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3. Nice to hear that
"freedom's on the march." :sarcasm:
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 04:40 PM
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4. hope people have food and water.
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 04:42 PM
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5. Looks like 'WE' now have a police state in place............
Welcome to the NEW american democracy, Iraq. WE don't like IT either!!!!!
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 04:44 PM
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6. It's just to give the Iraqis a rest from all that dancing and partying.
...
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Roy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 05:14 PM
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12. Yeh.... so they can arrange more flowers to shower the troops...
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NOLADEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 04:45 PM
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7. Totally?
Duuude. Bogus.

Image
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 04:45 PM
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8. It really doesn't matter
It's hard to see who you are passing out flowers to in the dark anyway.
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 04:47 PM
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9. Has anyone asked the Iraqis in Baghdad how their new 'freedom' is going?
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corkhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 05:08 PM
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11. the moat they are surrounding Bagdad with is called the "let freedom Ring"
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Elidor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 05:05 PM
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10. This is merely to facilitate speedy transportation...
For the teams re-painting the schools.
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Oreo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 05:18 PM
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13. Is Bush going to make an appearance
to personally waterboard somebody?
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CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 05:31 PM
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14. "Mission Accomplished"
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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 05:35 PM
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15. GOP: "Stay the Tragedy"
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partylessinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 05:39 PM
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16. The Iraqi people deserve better than this. * should apologize for what
he did to their country and their lives.

Congress should NEVER have given * the power to go there.
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jayfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 05:41 PM
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17. "It's Getting Better All The Time...
Better
Better
Beeaaatter..."

Jay
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 05:48 PM
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18. Spokesman did not reveal why . . .
Well, at least we know that it's not because of any civil war, so stop saying that.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 05:49 PM
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20. Seems someone wants to overthrow the PM
There's fear of a coup.

Oh things are getting exciting.

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SOS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 05:49 PM
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19. al Maliki to be overthrown tomorrow?
Reports of US staged coup, planned in Jordan, to be carried out by Iraqi military.



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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 06:41 PM
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21. CNN reported rumors of a coup, but US not involved
I can't imagine the nearly unexisting Iraqi military staging a coup. Where would they get the troops? Now, a conspiracy involving militias and elements in the security forces, that would be feasible.
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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 07:56 PM
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22. Operation Together Forward is certainly having an effect
But not in the direction envisioned by Rumsfeld.

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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 08:05 PM
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23. So this is what "adapting to win" looks like!
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 08:09 PM
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24. Me thinks there's a "Tet" on the horizon...nt
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llmart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 08:14 PM
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25. Why doesn't the damned librul media ever report...........
all the good things going on in Iraq? Didn't they paint some fingers purple today? Didn't they open some schools? Didn't the troops pass out lollipops to kids? There must be some good news to report.
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 08:39 PM
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26. Repeating myself I know, but weren't they better off with Saddam?
.
.
.

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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 08:47 PM
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27. Bu$h: "Let Freedom Reign!"
Edited on Fri Sep-29-06 08:47 PM by DemoTex
Mission Accomplished, Iraq in smoldering shambles. Next, please.

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flyarm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 11:07 PM
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28. I HEARD ON RADIO A COUP ATTEMPT AGAINST OUR PUPPET GOVERNMENT
IS RUMORED...

gee to think..the iraqi's do not like the government we let them.. supposedly ..vote for eh???????

fly
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create.peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-30-06 01:06 AM
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30. ramadan
during ramadan there generally is alot of travel to friends and family to eat and visit at night.
what a shame.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-30-06 07:20 AM
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31. Baghdad under total daylight curfew
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq imposed a total daylight curfew on Baghdad on Saturday, banning all movement, as U.S. forces said they had foiled a possible suicide plot to attack the city's sprawling "Green Zone" government compound.

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U.S. troops on Friday arrested a security guard at the home of the leader of the main Sunni political bloc. The U.S. military said on Saturday the man was suspected of planning car bomb attacks on the fortified zone.

"Coalition force personnel detained an individual at the residence of Dr Adnan al-Dulaimi in Baghdad September 29. The detained individual is suspected of involvement in the planning of a multi-vehicle suicide operation inside Baghdad's International Zone," the military said in a statement.

It said the man may have been linked to al Qaeda, and the plan might have been to use suicide vests in the attack. U.S. forces did not enter Dulaimi's house, but searched a security trailer there and the suspect's car, it said.

more:http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060930/wl_nm/iraq_dc
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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-30-06 10:58 AM
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32. self delete
Edited on Sat Sep-30-06 10:59 AM by brooklynite
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rainbow4321 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-30-06 05:35 PM
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33. Way to mess up their Ramadan, chimpass
I'm sure this won't increase their anger/resentment towards our occupation at all :sarcasm:

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/I/IRAQ?SITE=TXSAE&...

The U.S. military said a captured al-Qaida suspect and members of his cell were "in the final stages" of planning an attack on the Green Zone. An unprecedented curfew prompted by the arrest left millions of Baghdadis stranded at home on Saturday without supplies during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

The curfew was rare both in its scope and severity, catching many residents of Baghdad by surprise. Many people are fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, eating and drinking only after sunset, and they were caught without supplies and fresh bread - a Baghdad staple. Most residents did not have a chance to shop on Friday because of a regular, weekly vehicle curfew to prevent attacks against mosques during prayers.

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